5.1.13 : NEW SONG! Dave and Jay Oliver have released a new song!
Entitled "Sternoids," the tune
features Mike Stern on guitar,
Gary Meek on sax, Tom Kennedy
on bass, and Jay Oliver on keyboards!
The song is part of Dave and Jay's "Megaproject"
through Pledge Music. The project includes a new album,
playalong versions for musicians, a DVD, and much more!
To download the tune, simply pre-order the new album
here. Just choose a package on the
right side of the screen, go through the checkout
process, and then download the song in the "updates"
Make sure to check all the other updates,
too. As part of the Pledge Music "family," you get to
watch all of the behind-the-scenes videos we've posted.
And, we'll let you know when new footage becomes
available! You get so much more than just a new record!
5.1.13 : Drum Fantasy Camp! For the
seventh consecutive year, Dave will teach and perform at
Camp! The camp will take place August 8-12, 2013, at the
Hyatt in Cleveland, Ohio. He will be joined by
Thomas Lang, Aaron Spears, and
The camp kicks off
on August 8 with a blowout concert at Cleveland' House
of Blues. Dave and the other instructors will perform
with Baron Browne (Billy Cobham/Vital Information),
Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information), and
Chrissi Poland (Moby/Scissor Sisters).
will spend one full day with each of these incredible
drum instructors. At night, you get to jam with Baron,
Vinny, and Chrissi, while the instructors watch and join
in! It's an extrmemly informative and inspiring five
days - perfect for drummers of all ages, playing levels,
11.8.12 : Dave and Jay Oliver Announce New Project! Dave and his longtime collaborator Jay Oliver
are working on a new MEGAPROJECT together. Many of
Dave's fans will remember Jay from Dave's earlier
recordings such as Master Plan, Heads Up,
Hard Wired, Rhythm of the Soul, and
Utilizing Pledge Music,
a leading crowdfunding site that focuses only on high
quality music projects, fans can help make the project
happen and reserve their copy of the new album by
"pledging" as little as $15 before the album is
Of course, higher pledges include some
very cool extras, but all who pledge will get exclusive
project updates with photos, video, and more.
Hurry! The campaign ends in December! Go
here to pledge!
8.13.12 : Drum Fantasy Camp Wraps Up Dave joined Keith Carlock, Peter Erskine,
Will Kennedy, and Steve Smith at the
2012 Drum Fantasy Camp! The camp was
held at the House of Blues and Hyatt Regency in
Cleveland, Ohio. Drumming legend Vic Firth also made an
Along with the other instructors,
Dave performed with bassist John Benitez,
singer/keboardist/drummer Josh Dion, keyboardist Oli
Rockberger, and guitarist Vinny Valentino. He then
taught small master classes for four days. Learn more
about the camp at
6.3.12 : Concert and Clinic in Chicago Dave spent an afternoon at hung out at the
Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago. Vic has
an amazing space - with the widest selection of gear
you'll ever see, and endless practice/rehearsal rooms.
Later in the evening, Dave conducted a clinic at the
famous Martyrs jazz club. The previous evening, he
performed in front of a full house at Martyrs with Oz
Noy and James Genus!
11.28.11 : Elektric Band Shows Dave wrapped
up a long weekend of shows at NYC's The Blue Note with
the original Chick Corea Elektric Band! The shows were
part of a month-long celebration of Chick's 70th
birthday. Dave, Frank Gambale, Eric Marienthal, and John
Patitucci joined Chick for songs that spanned the
legendary pianist/keyboardist's storied career.
: Drum Fantasy Camp 2011 Dave joined Chris Coleman, Peter Erskine,
Gavin Harrison, and Steve Smith,at the
2010 Drum Fantasy Camp -
August 11-15 at the Hyatt in Cleveland! The
camp featured small classes with Dave and the other
instructors, plus fun jams in the evening, and an
amazing concert! Click here
for more information about upcoming camps!
3.9.10 : Dave Announces Italian Clinic Tour Dave will be all over Italy this April for
clinics in beautiful Italy! Click here to
see the full schedule!
: Dave Releases "You Rang?" Dave, George Whitty, and Ric
Fierabracci have released a great new song called
"You Rang?" This is the second independent release by
Dave. Once again, play-alongs, charts, and a video of
Dave are available. The song was written by George and
presents an ambient jazz feel with great solos. Click here to learn more and
: New Jay Oliver Album Dave's longtime
friend and collaborator Jay Oliver (keys) has released a
fabulous solo piano album. The music comes
highly-recommended by Dave. Click here
to watch an inspiring video by Jay and to download the
8.25.09 : Dave Appears on Mike Stern's
Big Neighborhood Dave joins an all-star cast on Mike Stern's
latest release, Big Neighborhood, including:
Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Esperanza
Spalding, Richard Bona, Terri Lyne
Carrington, Cindy Blackman, Lionel Cordew,
Chris Minh Doky, Lincoln Goines, Randy
Brecker, Bob Malach and more! Click
here to purchase the CD or an mp3 download!
here to read a review!
8.9.09 : New Song and Play-Along Package! It's official! Dave has released a new single
with play-along versions and charts, for each
instrument, plus a video of Dave performing the song!
Click here to learn
more and download!
8.5.09 : Dave Appears on the Late, Late, Show!
performed on the Late, Late, Show with Bernie
Williams. Check out the video on the right side of this
: August Drum Fantasy Camp Dave
will join Peter Erskine, Steve Smith,
Tommy Igoe, and Dafnis Prieto
at Drum Fantasy Camp this August! Learn more...
: Drums for Sale Dave
auctioning off some of his classic drum kits! Stay tuned
for information about purchasing one of the incredible
3.23.09 Dave appears on
the new Mike Stern Band DVD, along with Mike Stern
(guitar), Tom Kennedy (bass), and Bob Franceschini
here to view a promo video, and click
here to purchase at Amazon.com.
1.21.09 Dave has
updated his studio page with new photos and a video!
to check it out and learn how you can get Dave on your
next recording as a drummer and/or a producer.
1.21.09 NAMM, the trade
association of the international music products
industry, just wrapped up its 2009 Winter show. At show
close, NAMM reported 85,799 registrants.
Dave attended the show on
Saturday, taking in the many sites and sounds and also
signing autographs at Sabian, Yamaha, and Vic Firth. He
also spent time in the Remo booth.
here to listen to an interview with Dave, where
he talks about the current Mike Stern tour and the new
Yamaha Phoenix drums he's playing!
8.27.08 Dave Weckl finished
almost a week of teaching and performing at the 2008
Drum Fantasy Camp today. Dave joined instructors Steve
Smith, Horacio Hernandez, Tony Royster, Jr., Jamey
Haddad, Ganesh Kumar, and Dave Brewer for master classes
with more than 80 attendees at the Hyatt Regency hotel
in Cleveland, Ohio. Dave also performed with guitarist
Oz Noy and bassist Will Lee. Steve Smith performed with
his band, Vital Information, with guest appearances by
Jamey Haddad (percussion) and Ganesh Kumar (Kanjira).
here to view two years of photos from this
11.3.07 Flying straight in from
Europe after touring with Jeff Lorber's band, Dave
arrived in Columbus, Ohio, for PASIC 2007 ready to go.
More than 700 people attended Dave's clinic at the Hyatt
Grand Ballroom, which was sponsored by Sabian, Yamaha,
Vic Firth, Remo, and Shure.
During the 50-minute presentation, Dave talked about
taking a musical approach to drumming.
"There aren't too many gigs for drum soloists out
there," Dave said to the standing-room only crowd. "Be
musical," he added, "because if you want to get called
back, you need to please the band leader first."
Dave also stressed the importance of developing
independence, but not to build flashy chops. He showed
how simple hand/foot independence exercises can make
fills more musical. In one example, he showed how just
maintaining a quarter-note or eighth-note "pulse" with
the hi-hat can preserve the groove during a fill. Dave
then got the audience involved by having them clap an
ostinato while he soloed over it.
The audience was electric and the clinic ended with a
standing ovation. Dave then ran over to the Sabian booth
to sign autographs for an hour!
Sabian Player's Choice
Dave and Chris Coleman at Drum Fantasy Camp
"Just Groove Me" Promo
Dave Weckl Studio Tour
Dave at the Track
Claire and Dave Weckl perform at Drum Fantasy Camp